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The brew tastes like death. Peter drinks it because it makes him feel manly.

Woke up naked on the roof. Forgot to buy bread.
—Peter on vodka

Peterā dzīvenote  is a series of shorts on YouTube by Davis Anderson. Each episode follows the humorously surreal life of a man named Peter and a small set of recurring characters. Peter narrates the less-than-sixty-second shorts in Latvian, though English subtitles are provided for earlier episodes (and more are on the way).

See every moment so far of Peter's life on YouTube. This is the Latvian-only official site.


Peterā dzīve contains examples of:

  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Seemingly nobody in the series can handle drinking Brew without passing out instantly. The series exploits this for humorous effect.
  • Continuity Nod: Peter takes a photo of himself with a naked Janis in makšķerēšananote . Future episodes that occur in Peter's room have that photo posted on the wall.
  • Fishing for Sole: Peter uses the brew as bait in makšķerēšananote , and manages to hook a naked Janis.
  • Genie in a Bottle: Peter encounters one on the street in lampanote .
  • Motor Mouth: The narration in each short is very fast. As a result, the events in the shorts go by unexpectedly quickly, adding to the humour.
  • Past-Life Memories: In zobu pastanote , Peter drinks Brew mixed with toothpaste and discovers that he was a cactus in his past life.
  • Running Gag: Often, characters that drink (or sometimes even touch) a bottle of Brew will pass out and wake up naked in inexplicable places.
    • This gag is Double Subverted in pamošanāsnote , when a naked Peter wakes up and grabs a bottle of Brew. He suddenly wakes up fully clothed, only to pick up another bottle and wake up naked again.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Except for the first episode, called šņabisnote , the alcoholic drink is always referred to as "the brew" in subtitles. The bottles of Brew are always labelled dzira, meaning "swill."
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: Getting drunk and waking up naked in strange situations is a common occurrence in the series, often triggered by drinking "the brew".


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